Inshore waters forecast and strong winds

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Inshore waters forecast to 12 miles offshore
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General situation

The United Kingdom will lie in a weak area of high pressure through the period, which will bring generally light to moderate winds. Areas away from the south coast may see some fog patches at times, and showers are likely on Tuesday for southern and western waters.

Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

24 hour forecast: Variable 3 or less, becoming east or southeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later. Slight or moderate to the north and west of Orkney, otherwise smooth or slight. Mainly fair. Good, occasionally poor at first.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: East or southeast 3 to 5. Slight or moderate to the north and west of Orkney, otherwise smooth or slight. Fog patches developing later in east. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later in east.


Rattray Head to Berwick upon Tweed

24 hour forecast: East or northeast 2 or 3. Smooth or slight. Mainly fair. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Easterly or northeasterly, but becoming variable at times, 2 or 3, occasionally 4 later in north. Smooth or slight. Fog patches developing later. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.


Berwick upon Tweed to Whitby

24 hour forecast: North or northeast, 2 to 4. Slight. Mainly fair. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: North or northeast, veering east later, 2 to 4. Slight. Fog patches developing later. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.


Whitby to Gibraltar Point

24 hour forecast: North or northeast 2 to 4. Slight. Mainly fair. Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: North or northeast 3 or 4, decreasing 2 at times later. Slight. Fog patches developing later. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.


Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

24 hour forecast: Northerly or northeasterly 3 to 5. Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later in east. Mainly fair. Good, occasionally poor at first.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Northerly or northeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first in east, becoming variable 3 or less later. Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight. Fog patches developing later. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.


North Foreland to Selsey Bill

24 hour forecast: Variable becoming northeasterly, 2 to 4, increasing 5 at times in east. Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later in east. Mainly fair. Good, occasionally poor in east.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Northeasterly 3 to 5 until later in east, otherwise variable 2 to 4. Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate at first in east. Showers later, perhaps thundery. Good, occasionally poor later.


Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

24 hour forecast: Variable 3 or less, becoming northeast 3 or 4 for a time. Smooth or slight. Mainly fair. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable becoming mainly northeast for a time, 2 to 4. Smooth or slight. Showers later, perhaps thundery. Good, occasionally poor later.


Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

24 hour forecast: Variable becoming mainly northeast for a time, 2 or 3, occasionally 4 later. Smooth or slight. Fog patches in far west. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor in far west.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable becoming mainly west later, 2 to 4. Smooth or slight. Fair. Good.


Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

24 hour forecast: Northerly at first in west, otherwise variable, 2 to 4, becoming easterly 4 or 5 for a time in the Bristol Channel and near north Devon coast. Smooth or slight. Showers and fog patches at first. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable becoming east for a time, 2 to 4. Smooth or slight. Mainly fair. Good.


St Davids Head to Great Orme Head, including St Georges Channel

24 hour forecast: North or northeast becoming variable, 2 or 3, occasionally 4 at first. Smooth or slight. Fog patches at first. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable 3 or less. Smooth or slight. Mainly fair. Good.


Great Orme Head to the Mull of Galloway

24 hour forecast: Variable becoming easterly or northeasterly for a time, 2 to 4, increasing 5 for a time in north. Smooth or slight. Fog patches at first in south, showers at first in north, perhaps thundery. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first in south.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable 3 or less, becoming easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4 for a time, increasing 5 for a time in north. Smooth or slight. Mainly fair. Moderate or good.


Isle of Man

24 hour forecast: Variable 4 or less. Smooth or slight. Isolated fog patches in the west. Good, very poor in fog patches.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable 3 or less, soon becoming east or northeast 2 to 4. Smooth or slight. Fair. Good.


Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

24 hour forecast: Northerly or northwesterly, becoming variable later, 2 to 4, occasionally 5 at first in east. Smooth or slight. Fog patches at first in north. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first in north.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable, mainly east, 2 to 4. Smooth or slight. Showers. Good.


Mull of Galloway to Mull of Kintyre including the Firth of Clyde and North Channel

24 hour forecast: Northwesterly 3 to 5 at first in the North Channel, otherwise variable 2 to 4. Smooth or slight. Mainly fair. Moderate or good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable, becoming easterly or northeasterly for a time, 2 to 4. Smooth or slight. Showers later. Good.


Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

24 hour forecast: North or northwest 2 to 4, becoming variable 3 or less. Smooth or slight. Mainly fair. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable becoming east or southeast for a time, 2 to 4. Smooth or slight. Showers later. Good, occasionally poor later.


The Minch

24 hour forecast: Variable 3 or less. Smooth or slight. Mainly fair. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable 3 or less, becoming southeasterly 3 or 4 for a time in south. Smooth or slight. Showers later. Good, occasionally poor later.


Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath

24 hour forecast: Variable 3 or less, becoming east or southeast 3 to 5 later near Cape Wrath. Slight or moderate. Mainly fair. Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Variable 3 or less, becoming southeasterly 3 or 4 for a time in south. Slight or moderate. Showers later. Good, occasionally poor later.


Shetland Isles

24 hour forecast: East or southeast 2 to 4. Moderate, but mainly slight in south and east. Mainly fair. Good.

For Coastal areas up to 60 nautical miles from Lerwick, Shetland

Valid Sunday 19 May 2024 at 1800 UTC until Monday 20 May 2024 at 0600 UTC

General situation: Ridge of high pressure extending across the area from the north maintaining a slack easterly flow.

Forecast: Variable mainly east or southeast, 2 to 4 Slight or moderate Mainly fair Mainly good

Outlook for 12 Hours from 0600 UTC on Monday 20 May until 1800 UTC on Monday 20 May: East or southeast 3 or 4 Slight or moderate Mainly fair Mainly good


Channel Islands

24 hour forecast: Northeast 2 to 4, locally variable 1 to 3 this evening, increasing 3 to 5 mid-morning until late afternoon tomorrow. Smooth, locally slight, becoming mainly slight tomorrow afternoon. Risk of thundery showers near french coast until dusk today, then again tomorrow afternoon mist or fog patches likely from dusk today until mid-morning tomorrow. Good, occasionally moderate, locally poor or perhaps very poor at times.

Outlook for the following 24 hours: Northeast 2 to 4, gradually backing northwest to west through Tuesday. Smooth to slight. Isolated showers, mainly near french coast, perhaps thundery at times. Good, locally moderate or poor at times.